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british invasion

The British Invasion is An American Story

We are beyond delighted to welcome Dave Mason to CultureSonar as a regular contributor. His guitar-callused fingerprints are all over some of the biggest groups, artists and songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s. He was a founding member of Traffic, with friends Steve Winwood and

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Pastry Chef Pichet Ong Is Sweet on Duke Ellington and João Gilberto

If Pichet Ong’s face looks familiar that’s because you’ve probably seen him on Martha Stewart Live, and Cupcake Wars, Iron Chef America, and Top Chef: Just Desserts. This guy definitely makes the rounds. He’s also a two-time nominee for the Outstanding Pastry Chef award from

anatomy of a song marc myers

45 Songs that Changed Music

If you’re feeling nostalgic and want to tap into a great playlist of Baby Boomer music to see what made these particular songs icons, look no further than Marc Myers’ Anatomy of a Song:  The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and

David Bowie coverage

The Best of Our David Bowie Coverage

Much has been made about 2016 being a year of major losses in pop music and the general consensus has been that those losses really started with David Bowie’s death on January 10 (the day after his 69th birthday). Because Bowie is Bowie, his passing

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Our Top 10 Posts of 2016 (With a Caveat)

One thing we learned over here at CultureSonar in 2016: Our readers share our ongoing, deeply felt passion for The Beatles. The band is as fresh to our readers as it was decades ago. So we put together a list of our most popular Beatles posts from the last